(Closed) Keeping your food baby in check on the big day

posted 6 years ago in Wellness
Post # 2
804 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2015 - Southern Plantation House

I am the same way! Right now I’m banking on the fact that I’ll be too nervous on the big day to eat much of anything. Our ceremony is at 6:30. I’ll force myself to snack lightly throughout the day, but I’m not planning on having a full blown meal.

Post # 3
913 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: November 2015 - The Victorian

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missoptimism:  I don’t suffer from the same thing, but I am a very..ahem…”irregular” person. What helps me is lots of fresh foods and eating several small meals rather than any large ones. I drink a TON of water as well, but I know that has different effects on people. I would say maybe a week before try to drink a lot of water and then a day or so before, jsut drink a normal amount.

Post # 4
2692 posts
Sugar bee

My dress was so tight, I couldn’t eat anyway. I probably had ONE bite of lamb, ONE bite of cake and ONE sip of champagne. I had them make a plate for me to eat afterward.

Post # 5
2990 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2008

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leilarobs2:  I was in the same boat! The day-of coordinator told me: “Fact: brides never eat much of anything on their wedding day, so think about what your guests will want to eat, not what you will like.” so I really wouldn’t worry about the bloat. 

Post # 6
982 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2014

Agree with PP. My dress was so fitted that sitting was uncomfortable so sitting to eat, was really uncomfortable! I ate maybe a third of my plate which wasnt even close to full.  ended up eating a giant burger after we checked into our hotel and changed clothes. 

Post # 7
67 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: May 2015 - St Petersburg, Russia

Sadly but have to agree with PP. I was planning on eating the hell out of our delicious appetizers and entree! But ended up just getting a few bites of everything. The only thing I finished was the good piece of our cake – and that’s only because I changed to my second short and comfy dress. So I woudn’t worry about eating too much lol.

Post # 8
6105 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: October 2013

After eating lunch (my mom bought me Chick-Fil-A nuggets because they’re my favorite), I didn’t really eat anything else until 1am when I ordered pizza to our room. I was way too hyped up to eat my dinner. I was bummed about it but I tried to eat and just wasn’t hungry at all. From what I’ve heard that’s pretty typical of brides.

Post # 9
130 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: April 2015

I am the exact same way. I am petite, and after eating I can get very bloated. 
On my wedding morning, I ate small meals throughout the morning instead of a large breakfast, or a large lunch. Honestly, when it got the the reception, I did eat much at all, just a few small bites of each item! I didn’t do this on purpose, I just wasn’t very hungry. 

I did eat after the reception when the younger crowd went out. Then at midnight, my husband woke me up to eat chicken tenders that he ordered from room service. lol 


Post # 10
458 posts
Helper bee

I try to eat small portions regularly to avoid the bloat. If I do bloat I drink peppermint tea and move around to get the gasses moving and de-bloat. A walk around after food helps. I don’t know if this is possible for you on your wedding day but people know about by IBS food pains so if I’m bloated and in pain after eating I’m sure they won’t mind me going for a walk in the grounds with my Fiance (well, then DH!!) too much.

Also I know you don’t have time to do a full-on food elimination diet but if the problem is really bad you do have time to do a week or so to cut out the main triggers commonly associated with tummy pains to at least find out what your dafe foods are. Although I’m not entirely sure what causes me to get a painful stomach, I do know what my definite safe foods are (meat, steamed veg, gluten free pasta). Therefore I will be avoiding all fun food for two weeks before the wedding (dairy, wheat, sugar, juice, fruit, even fresh salad leaves!) and will definitely only be eating meat and veg on my wedding day.

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